It is possible to see the world and be on permanent vacation for under $7000 AUS. This is not a typo. I talk to one man who has mastered living on a shoestring. Shane has visited 109 countries and still counting. A self confessed hard nose budget traveler, Shane has settled into spending all of his time in various Asian countries. By living like a local, forgoing most travelers luxury perks and keeping an eye out for bargain airfares Shane is able to live abroad spending up to three months at a time in each location.